Kitchen Accessories

Star Spangled Spatula

Just how patriotic are you anyways? Enough to have your very own Star Spangled Spatula? I’m slightly surprised that no one has done this before, especially considering just how much patriotic stuff circulates around the July 4th holiday, but I’m also entirely pleased that the idea has been executed so well. Crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel, this spatula is, of course, hand fabricated by the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States: Lamson and Goodnow. Designed by Jacob Riley-Wasserman, a RISD educated designer from Greenwich, New Jersey.


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Areaware

10.4.2 Utensil Crate

Yes, the 10.3.2 Knife Shelf was just featured a few days ago, but this is a utensil crate, and is even more appealing as it would house all manner of kitchen utensils plus knives with its built-in rack to one side. It’s handmade to order, so unfortunately it’s too late for this to be a holiday gift, but keep it in mind as a future upgrade for your current utensil jar.

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: On Our Table

10.3.2 Box Knife Shelf

A knife rack that’s also a shelf sounds handy for anyone not too clumsy- otherwise there might be some issues. On Our Table has several other sizes of non-shelf knife racks, as well as a walnut bread box ($190 CAD) and a wide-yet-shallow box knife block ($180 CAD) that are worth checking out as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Available from: OnOurTable

Source: NYTimes

Color Fest Tea Towel

Fond of geometrically inclined tea towels? Add this to your wish list pronto. Triangular lines with neutral shades and a touch of neon is just what a kitchen needs, or so says those of us partial to such things. Designed by Mae Engelgeer, who does the geometry-meets-textiles category quite well, judging by her other pieces (the Fest collection especially).

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: LEIF

Kobenstyle Casserole

It’s safe to say I’ve not cooked anything complicated, much less anything involving the word ‘casserole’, yet I’m certainly drawn to this bold red dish designed by Jens Quistgard. The handle design seems almost too (dare I say) pretty, but the weld points actually limit heat transfer. The lid can also be inverted for use as a trivet. And can you guess when it was designed? Was it a: 1923, b: 1956, c: 1972, or d: 2006?

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Chop X

X marks the spot. Solid walnut provides a sturdy surface to cut your fruits and vegetables on, with a simple maple inlay to help make the experience just a little more special. Finished with FDA approved mineral oil.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Workerman

Citrange Citrus Juicer

Update: The Citrange Juicer is now on sale for $9, half off its regular price of $18.

Smart! This double sided hand juicer has a built in funnel that filters out seeds and gets the juice straight into the glass. The larger rounded side is perfect for big oranges or grapefruits while the smaller (pointy) side works for lemons or limes. Looks like a great tool for the kitchen or bar.


Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Available from: A+R Store

Cuissential SlickBoil

‘Cuissential Slickboil’ sounds more like a skin ailment than a tea kettle, but let’s forget that for the moment. It’s a collapsible, silicone tea kettle. Presumably this would be handy in a camping situation, but I’m more impressed with the fact that it looks good enough to keep around a small kitchen. Of course, wherever you use it, be careful that the flame doesn’t exceed the stainless steel base, or you’ll have a slightly melted mess.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Available from: Amazon

Source: Svpply

Magisso Bamboo Cutting Board

This cutting board has a Z shape to provide two useful functions. The front ridge rests against the edge of the counter to keep the board from sliding forward. The back keeps your knife in place while cutting and may also be used to funnel your chopped veggies into a bowl or pan. And, if that’s not enough for you, that same Z shape allows the board to stand upright as well; that little detail should not to be underestimated if your kitchen lacks storage space. If you still refuse to get excited about a cutting board, there’s a video below for visual stimulation.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Available from: Finnish Gifts

Iittala Tools Pots and Pans

What do you do when you’re serious about beautiful product design and have some money to burn in the kitchen? You snap up the Tools collection by Iittala, that’s what. Each piece features oversized handles and is made of stainless steel and aluminium. Prices of each piece below.


Purchase Information:

Price: $136.00 - 405.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

100% Grade A Cheese Board

How about a nice slice of Swiss to show off your cheese spread? A composite of acrylic resin and powdered bauxite means the material is similar to marble, so think about chilling it ahead of time to keep your cheeses fresh on the table. If you look closely, you’ll see that one hole goes all the way through for easy hanging. And there’s no worries about bacteria or odors as the board is non-porous.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: PLANT

T and Dry Tea Towels

Need a few extra tea towels? Check out the typographic options over at UK site Keep Calm Gallery. There are quite a few with popular sayings and such, but these two stood out along with two other favorites (not pictured): It’s Nice to be Nice and Shadow Hands.

‘T’ Towel, £9.00
Dry Tea Towel, £9.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £9.00
Available from: Keep Calm Gallery

Kitchen Brush and Glass Container

Hmm, not sure exactly what you would store inside this container, but it seems like a good idea to have a kitchen brush as a lid of a storage vessel. The brush could scrub pots and pans or your vegetables, but would you put soap inside the container? Or baking soda for cleaning? Your imagination might be useful in determining the best use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Wood Cutting Boards by Luke Bartells

If live edge wood excites you even just a little, note these nicely shaped wood cutting boards by local San Francisco wood worker Luke Bartells. Each is handcrafted and varies depending on the wood. Also, if you’re in the market for live edge wood furniture, be sure to check out the website of Luke Bartells; there’s quite a few gems.

Square Block, $60.00
Circle Block, $160.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 160.00
Available from: General Store

Proud to Lick and Kitchen is for Dancing Tea Towels

Nothing wrong with either sentiment, and, come to think of it, it’d be nice to have a kitchen motto. Which one would be yours? Both tea towels are printed in the UK on 100% Unbleached Eco Cotton.

Purchase Information:

Price: £10.95
Available from: Howkapow